Art therapy has a way of soothing the soul, and especially making it a tad bit easier to deal with some of the curveballs life throws at us. Sometime last month, I took up my first DIY project on the blog to create a photo frame using sticks, and totally loved it. Now that the holidays are here, what better way to keep the LO busy than with a simple DIY project to thread bottles? I gleaned this idea from one of the most amazing people in my life here.
What You Need:
- Glass bottles (here’s more reason to buy wine 🙂
- Chunky yarn (available at the supermarket)
- Office glue
- A pair of scissors
- Place the bottles in water for a couple of hours in order to help you get rid of the paper labels and any residual matter on the inside.
- Place the bottles on a clean piece of cloth to dry well.
- Place your chunky yarn in a bucket or box to prevent it from running across the room (Thank me later).
4. Take your glue and apply a thin line at the top of the first bottle. (Some people opt to start from the bottom of the bottle, but I found this more difficult, plus I had an extra pair of hands to ‘help’, so no thank you).
5. The best way to do this is to apply a line at a go, simply because the glue dries and you’ll need to keep re-applying.
with extra help of course…
… and snacking!
6. Start passing the yarn round the bottle from its neck, making sure the threading is firm. If you would like, you can use differently-colored yarns.
7. Repeat this until you get to the bottom of the bottle.
8. Once done, you could beautify the threaded bottles however you want: brightly colored buttons, fresh blooms or bow-tied threads.
Finished threaded bottles 🙂